The warmer months offer countless joys for your dog: longer days, sunlight walks, warm waters for swimming. However, if you’re a Dog Owner who likes to keep a clean home, spring can bring a hairy problem. Regardless of your dog’s breed, you can expect them to shed their winter coats as the seasons change. For some breeds, this means that you might find the odd clump of hair under the sofa. With others, you’ll feel as if you’re living in a hair salon. While you can never hope to quash your pooch’s shedding outright, you can keep it under control.
Join us as we shed some light on the best ways to keep your home dog hair-free!
Bathe them on the regular
In the struggle against shedding, a little bit of clean water and shampoo can go a long way. Ideally, you should wash and shampoo your pooch once a week during summer and the latter months of spring. In addition to washing out dead hairs, this will also strengthen their remaining coat. The end result? You will shed-proof your pup against future excessive hair loss.
Combine shedding with petting to keep them clean
Do you want to control where and when your furry friend sheds? Brush them every morning during the warmer months! This may seem like a chore, but it will help to keep your house clean. Begin by choosing a tactical, carpet-free place to brush them, like a bathroom or a balcony. Next, lay down a tarp or old towel to catch the fallen hair. Finally, give them a good long head-to-tail brush. By the time you’re finished, you will have completed their day’s worth of shedding for them.
Most pups will love it when you brush them, and will thank you with nudges and licks. For those who grow restless, you can always entice them to stay put with some treats.
Feed them a diet rich in proteins
Much like shampoo treatment, a protein-rich diet will fortify your dog’s hair. Chicken, turkey, and protein-heavy pet foods will put your pooch in good stead. However, if you really want to spoil them, you can whip them up a treat from scratch. Not only will this enrich the fibres of their coat – it will also make your dog’s week.